Carnival of the Animals with Boléro
October 27-29, 2023 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Lions and Kangaroos and Swans, oh my! Don’t miss Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company as they present their first production of the 2023-24 season, Carnival of the Animals with Boléro. With a soundtrack composed by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, you can follow along with the short stories of these beloved animals and join them in their salute to feathers, fur, and fins.
Boléro, set to the famous music of Maurice Ravel, includes bold, fierce, and fiery choreography that combines classical and contemporary movement with a Spanish influence choreographed by Junior Company Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS | DATES & TIMES
Friday, October 27, 2023
- Evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
- Matinee performance at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
- Matinee performance at 2 p.m. | Get Tickets
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS | CREATORS
Born in Kisvarda, Hungary, Attila received his early training at the National Ballet Institute in Budapest. After moving to the United States, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School. He has performed as a guest artist with Mobile Ballet, Bravo Dance, Harrisburg Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Attila spent sixteen years as a company dancer and is currently in his sixth season as Ballet Master. As a company dancer, a few of his notable roles include The Prodigal Son in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Max in Septime Webre’s Where The Wild Things Are, Charlie Chaplin in Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s Flickers, Tibalt in Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments.
Attila became the Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company in 2011 and School Director in 2017. Since becoming the Director, Attila has choreographed Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Carnival of the Animals and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for the Junior Company. He and his wife Mindy have one daughter and one son, Vivian and Cameron.